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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098946/negative-association-between-mr-spectroscopic-glutamate-markers-and-gray-matter-volume-after-alcohol-withdrawal-in-the-hippocampus-a-translational-study-in-humans-and-rats
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Ulrich Frischknecht, Derik Hermann, Nuran Tunc-Skarka, Guo-Ying Wang, Markus Sack, Julia van Eijk, Traute Demirakca, Claudia Falfan-Melgoza, Bertram Krumm, Sandra Dieter, Rainer Spanagel, Falk Kiefer, Karl F Mann, Wolfgang H Sommer, Gabriele Ende, Wolfgang Weber-Fahr
BACKGROUND: Both chronic alcohol consumption and alcohol withdrawal lead to neural tissue damage which partly recovers during abstinence. This study investigated withdrawal-associated changes in glutamatergic compounds, markers of neuronal integrity, and gray matter volumes during acute alcohol withdrawal in the hippocampus, a key region in development and maintenance of alcohol dependence in humans and rats. METHODS: Alcohol-dependent patients (N = 39) underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR spectroscopy (MRS) measurements within 24 hours after the last drink and after 2 weeks of abstinence...
January 18, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056995/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-2-activation-and-coevolution-of-its-%C3%AE%C2%B5pkc-mediated-phosphorylation-sites
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Aishwarya Nene, Che-Hong Chen, Marie-Hélène Disatnik, Leslie Cruz, Daria Mochly-Rosen
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 (ALDH2) is a key enzyme for the metabolism of many toxic aldehydes such as acetaldehyde, derived from alcohol drinking, and 4HNE, an oxidative stress-derived lipid peroxidation aldehyde. Post-translational enhancement of ALDH2 activity can be achieved by serine/threonine phosphorylation by epsilon protein kinase C (εPKC). Elevated ALDH2 is beneficial in reducing injury following myocardial infarction, stroke and other oxidative stress and aldehyde toxicity-related diseases...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050850/purification-and-characterization-of-a-novel-glutamate-dehydrogenase-from-geotrichum-candidum-with-higher-alcohol-and-amino-acid-activity
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Jing Zhu, Kuan Lu, Xiaoguang Xu, Xinglong Wang, Junling Shi
Crude enzyme from Geotrichum candidum S12 exhibited high activity towards hexanol at pH 4.0, distinguishing it from currently known enzymes. To identify the dominant enzyme contributing to this activity, the crude enzyme extract was separated into different fractions by ammonium sulfate precipitation, MonoQ anion-exchange chromatography, and Sephacryl S-200 gel filtration chromatography. Afraction with high activity towards hexanol at pH 4.0 was obtained, exhibiting 38-fold improved purity and a specific activity of 3802...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045962/association-of-tsh-elevation-with-all-cause-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Mei-Hsing Chuang, Kuo-Meng Liao, Yao-Min Hung, Yi-Chang Chou, Pesus Chou
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a widespread condition in the global population and is more common in the elderly. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level increases with aging, and hypothyroidism is highly prevalent in CKD patients. However, the relationship between low thyroid function and mortality in CKD patients is unclear. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study to examine the relationship between TSH elevation and all-cause mortality in elderly patients with CKD. This retrospective cohort study included individuals ≥65 years old with CKD (n = 23,786) in Taipei City...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045949/influence-of-volatile-anesthesia-on-the-release-of-glutamate-and-other-amino-acids-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-in-a-rat-model-of-alcohol-withdrawal-a-pilot-study
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Thomas Seidemann, Claudia Spies, Rudolf Morgenstern, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Nicolai Netzhammer
BACKGROUND: Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition, which can occur when patients with alcohol use disorders undergo general anesthesia. Excitatory amino acids, such as glutamate, act as neurotransmitters and are known to play a key role in alcohol withdrawal syndrome. To understand this process better, we investigated the influence of isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane anesthesia on the profile of excitatory and inhibitory amino acids in the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) of alcohol-withdrawn rats (AWR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012606/could-ethanol-induced-alterations-in-the-expression-of-glutamate-transporters-in-testes-contribute-to-the-effect-of-paternal-drinking-on-the-risk-of-abnormalities-in-the-offspring
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Mohammed Abul Kashem, Aven Lee, David V Pow, Omar Šerý, Vladimir J Balcar
It has been known that a preconception paternal alcoholism impacts adversely on the offspring but the mechanism of the effect is uncertain. Several findings suggest that there are signalling systems in testis that are analogous to those known to be altered by alcoholism in brain. We propose that chronic alcohol affects these systems in a manner similar to that in brain. Specifically, we hypothesise that excessive alcohol may disturb glutamatergic-like signalling in testis by increasing expression of the glutamate transporter GLAST (EAAT1)...
January 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993695/effects-of-orally-administered-augmentin-on-glutamate-transporter-1-cystine-glutamate-exchanger-expression-and-ethanol-intake-in-alcohol-preferring-rats
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Alqassem Y Hakami, Fahad S Alshehri, Yusuf S Althobaiti, Youssef Sari
Alcohol dependence is associated with deficits in glutamate uptake and impairment of glutamate homeostasis in different brain reward regions. Glutamate transporter subtype 1 (GLT-1), cystine-glutamate exchanger (xCT) and glutamate/aspartate transporter (GLAST) are one of the key players in regulating extracellular glutamate concentration in the brain. Parenteral treatment with ceftriaxone, β-lactam antibiotic, has been reported to attenuate ethanol consumption and reinstatement to cocaine-seeking behavior, in part, by restoring the expression of GLT-1 and xCT in mesocorticolimbic brain regions in rats...
March 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940033/ultrasound-induced-gelation-of-fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl-l-lysine-fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl-oh-and-its-dipeptide-derivatives-showing-very-low-minimum-gelation-concentrations
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Huimin Geng, Lin Ye, Ai-Ying Zhang, Ziqiang Shao, Zeng-Guo Feng
Four l-Lysine(Lys)-l-glutamic acid(Glu) dipeptide derivatives (1-4) and their precursor-a single fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl(Fmoc)-l-Lys(Fmoc)-OH amino acid (5) were demonstrated as gelators to gelate a variety of alcohols and aromatic solvents under the sonication conditions. Compared to the routine heating-cooling protocol, the ultrasound substantially brought down the minimum gelation concentrations (MGCs) of the resulting organogels. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and fluorescence studies revealed that the π-π stacking and hydrogen bonding act as major driving forces for the self-assembly of these lysine-based gelators into supramolecular fibrous three dimensional (3D) network, where the more the Fmoc protecting groups, the gelators are more responsive to ultrasound-stimulus and more conducive to an ordered molecular arrangement reinforcing the intermolecular forces...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917110/adolescent-mice-are-resilient-to-alcohol-withdrawal-induced-anxiety-and-changes-in-indices-of-glutamate-function-within-the-nucleus-accumbens
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Kaziya M Lee, Michal A Coelho, Hadley A McGregor, Noah R Solton, Matan Cohen, Karen K Szumlinski
Binge-drinking is the most prevalent form of alcohol abuse and while an early life history of binge-drinking is a significant risk factor for subsequent alcoholism and co-morbid affective disorders, relatively little is known regarding the biobehavioral impact of binge-drinking during the sensitive neurodevelopmental period of adolescence. In adult mice, a month-long history of binge-drinking elicits a hyper-glutamatergic state within the nucleus accumbens (Acb), coinciding with hyper-anxiety. Herein, we employed a murine model of binge-drinking to determine whether or not: (1) withdrawal-induced changes in brain and behavior differ between adult and adolescent bingers; and (2) increased behavioral signs of negative affect and changes in Acb expression of glutamate-related proteins would be apparent in adult mice with less chronic binge-drinking experience (14 days, approximating the duration of mouse adolescence)...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913012/hyperglycemic-high-anion-gap-metabolic-acidosis-in-patients-receiving-sglt-2-inhibitors-for-diabetes-management
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Juliette Sandifer Kum-Nji, Aidar R Gosmanov, Helmut Steinberg, Samuel Dagogo-Jack
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2i) are a class of antidiabetic medications that improve glycemic control via inhibiting the reabsorption of filtered glucose and are approved for use in type 2 diabetes (T2DM). These drugs have recently been associated with euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). An increasing number of cases of SGLT-2i-associated DKA have occurred in patients with T2DM. Herein, we describe five episodes of hyperglycemic DKA in four type 2 diabetes patients receiving SGLT-2i therapy...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876530/two-adjacent-phenylalanines-in-the-nmda-receptor-glun2a-subunit-m3-domain-interactively-regulate-alcohol-sensitivity-and-ion-channel-gating
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Hong Ren, Yulin Zhao, Man Wu, Donard S Dwyer, Robert W Peoples
The N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is a key target of ethanol action in the central nervous system. Alcohol inhibition of NMDA receptor function involves small clusters of residues in the third and fourth membrane-associated (M) domains. Previous results from this laboratory have shown that two adjacent positions in the M3 domain, F636 and F637, can powerfully regulate alcohol sensitivity and ion channel gating. In this study, we report that these positions interact with one another in the regulation of both NMDA receptor gating and alcohol action...
March 1, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874078/glutamate-dehydrogenase-activator-bch-stimulating-reductive-amination-prevents-high-fat-high-fructose-diet-induced-steatohepatitis-and-hyperglycemia-in-c57bl-6j-mice
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Seung Jin Han, Sung-E Choi, Sang-A Yi, Jong Gab Jung, Ik-Rak Jung, Maureen Shin, Seok Kang, Hyunhee Oh, Hae Jin Kim, Dae Jung Kim, Ji Eun Kwon, Cheol Soo Choi, Kwan Woo Lee, Yup Kang
Individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) induced by high calorie western diet are characterized by enhanced lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis in the liver. Stimulation of reductive amination may shift tricarboxylic acid cycle metabolism for lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis toward glutamate synthesis with increase of NAD+/NADH ratio and thus, ameliorate high calorie diet-induced fatty liver and hyperglycemia. Stimulation of reductive amination through glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) activator 2-aminobicyclo-(2,2,1)-heptane-2-carboxylic acid (BCH) reduced both de novo lipogenesis and gluconeogenesis but increased the activities of sirtuins and AMP-activated kinase in primary hepatocytes...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872968/new-functions-and-potential-applications-of-amino-acids
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Hisayuki Uneyama, Hisamine Kobayashi, Naoto Tonouchi
Currently, several types of amino acids are being produced and used worldwide. Nevertheless, several new functions of amino acids have been recently discovered that could result in other applications. For example, oral stimulation by glutamate triggers the cephalic phase response to prepare for food digestion. Further, the stomach and intestines have specific glutamate-recognizing systems in their epithelial mucosa. Regarding clinical applications, addition of monosodium glutamate to the medicinal diet has been shown to markedly enhance gastric secretion in a vagus-dependent manner...
November 22, 2016: Advances in Biochemical Engineering/biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867097/mitochondrial-remodeling-in-the-liver-following-chronic-alcohol-feeding-to-rats
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Derick Han, Heather S Johnson, Madhuri P Rao, Gary Martin, Harsh Sancheti, Kai H Silkwood, Carl W Decker, Kim Tho Nguyen, Joseph G Casian, Enrique Cadenas, Neil Kaplowitz
The feeding of alcohol orally (Lieber-DeCarli diet) to rats has been shown to cause declines in mitochondrial respiration (state III), decreased expression of respiratory complexes, and decreased respiratory control ratios (RCR) in liver mitochondria. These declines and other mitochondrial alterations have led to the hypothesis that alcohol feeding causes "mitochondrial dysfunction" in the liver. If oral alcohol feeding leads to mitochondrial dysfunction, one would predict that increasing alcohol delivery by intragastric (IG) alcohol feeding to rats would cause greater declines in mitochondrial bioenergetics in the liver...
January 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865621/menaquinone-4-vitamin-k2-up-regulates-expression-of-human-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-in-caco-2-cells
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Seiko Noda, Asako Yamada, Rieko Tanabe, Kanae Nakaoka, Takayuki Hosoi, Masae Goseki-Sone
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) hydrolyzes several monophosphate esters into inorganic acid and alcohol. In humans, 4 kinds of ALP isozymes have been identified: tissue-nonspecific ALP, intestinal ALP, placental ALP, and germ cell ALP. Intestinal ALP is expressed at a high concentration in the brush border membrane of intestinal epithelial cells and is known to be affected by several kinds of nutrients, such as lipids, but the physiological function of intestinal ALP has remained elusive. Vitamin K is an essential cofactor for the posttranslational carboxylation of glutamate residues into γ-carboxy glutamate...
November 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844059/developmental-ethanol-exposure-leads-to-long-term-deficits-in-attention-and-its-underlying-prefrontal-circuitry
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Emma L Louth, Warren Bignell, Christine L Taylor, Craig D C Bailey
Chronic prenatal exposure to ethanol can lead to a spectrum of teratogenic outcomes that are classified in humans as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). One of the most prevalent and persistent neurocognitive components of FASD is attention deficits, and it is now thought that these attention deficits differ from traditional attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their quality and response to medication. However, the neuronal mechanisms underlying attention deficits in FASD are not well understood...
September 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828926/alcohol-use-disorder-as-a-possible-predictor-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-response
#17
Suna Su Aksay, Melanie Hambsch, Christoph Janke, Jan Malte Bumb, Laura Kranaster, Alexander Sartorius
INTRODUCTION: Two rapidly acting antidepressive treatment forms, namely, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and ketamine, possibly share a common mechanism of action primarily involving alterations of neurotransmission (glutamate and γ-aminobutyric acid levels). Because patients receiving ketamine and with a coexistent family history of an alcohol use disorder (AUD) seem to benefit from consistent and longer lasting antidepressive effects, we hypothesized better treatment response in ECT patients with an own history or a family history of an AUD...
November 8, 2016: Journal of ECT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816611/vitamin-e-emerging-aspects-and-new-directions
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Francesco Galli, Angelo Azzi, Marc Birringer, Joan M Cook-Mills, Manfred Eggersdorfer, Jan Frank, Gabriele Cruciani, Stefan Lorkowski, Nesrin Kartal Özer
The discovery of vitamin E will have its 100th anniversary in 2022, but we still have more questions than answers regarding the biological functions and the essentiality of vitamin E for human health. Discovered as a factor essential for rat fertility and soon after characterized for its properties of fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin E was identified to have signaling and gene regulation effects in the 1980s. In the same years the cytochrome P-450 dependent metabolism of vitamin E was characterized and a first series of studies on short-chain carboxyethyl metabolites in the 1990s paved the way to the hypothesis of a biological role for this metabolism alternative to vitamin E catabolism...
January 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816567/efficacy-and-safety-of-adjunctive-bitopertin-versus-placebo-in-patients-with-suboptimally-controlled-symptoms-of-schizophrenia-treated-with-antipsychotics-results-from-three-phase-3-randomised-double-blind-parallel-group-placebo-controlled-multicentre-studies
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Dragana Bugarski-Kirola, Nakao Iwata, Snjezana Sameljak, Carol Reid, Thomas Blaettler, Laurie Millar, Tiago Reis Marques, George Garibaldi, Shitij Kapur
BACKGROUND: Many patients with schizophrenia require high doses of medication for their ongoing psychotic symptoms. Glutamate theories and findings from studies showing efficacy of sarcosine, an endogenous, non-selective glycine-reuptake inhibitor mediated by GlyT1, offer an alternative approach. We undertook the SearchLyte trial programme to examine the efficacy of bitopertin, a selective GlyT1-mediated glycine-reuptake inhibitor, as an adjunctive treatment to ongoing antipsychotic treatment...
December 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814790/differential-effects-of-tm4-tryptophan-mutations-on-inhibition-of-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors-by-ethanol-and-toluene
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C Thetford Smothers, John J Woodward
The voluntary use and abuse of alcohol and inhalants is a recognized health problem throughout the world. Previous studies have shown that these agents affect brain function in a variety of ways including direct inhibition of key ion channels that regulate neuronal excitability. Among these, the N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor is particularly important given its key role in glutamatergic synaptic transmission, neuronal plasticity and learning and memory. Previous studies from this laboratory and others have identified key residues within transmembrane (TM) domains of the NMDA receptor that appear to regulate its sensitivity to alcohol and anesthetics...
November 2016: Alcohol
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